|LCROSS Scientists - NASA|
LCROSS project scientists Anthony Colaprete and Dr. Kim Ennico review early results from the centaur and spacecraft impacts. Image credit: Dominic Hart / NASA Ames
Keywords: What -- Centaur; What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
|AC81-0174 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Artist: Ken Hodges Galileo Probe descending into Jupiters Atmosphere shows heat shield separation with parachute deployed, as it "hangs on the shrouds" and samples the atmosphere of the largest planet in the solar system and key moment in the flight of Galileo. The probe will enter the sunlit side of Jupiter's atmosphere and provide the first direct sampling of the planet's atmosphere. Jet Propulsion Laboratory has over-all management responsibility for Galileo...
Keywords: What -- Galileo; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
NASA's Ames Research Center employees formed a ''70'' in commemoration of the center's platinum anniversary. Photo credit: Eric James / NASA
Keywords: Ames Research Center (ARC)
|A93-0074-23 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934
|AC83-0768-2 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photographer: IRAS Imagery Milky way - The real shape of our galaxy is revealed in this infrared image obtained by IRAS. Infrared light penetrates the dust clouds and shows that the galaxy appears as a thin disk, just like the edge-on spiral galaxies we see throughtout the cosmos. The bulge in the band is the center of the galaxy. The yellow and green knots and blobs scattered along the band are giant clouds of interstellar gas and dust heated by nearby stars.
Keywords: What -- Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)
|W3 Star Forming Region|
This mid-infrared image of the W3A star cluster in the inset was captured by the FORCAST camera on the SOFIA flying observatory in 2011. It is overlaid on a near-infrared image of the W3 star-forming region from the Spitzer space telescope. The SOFIA image scale is 150 x 100 arcseconds, and the red, green and blue colors represent 37, 20 and 7 μm. The red, green and blue colors in the background image from Spitzer represent 7.9, 4.5, 3.6 μm...
|ACD02-0141-001 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Human Robotic Study at Houghton Crater - virtual reality study from NASA Ames (FFC) Future Fight Central simulator tower L-R: Dr Geoffrey Briggs; Jen Jasper (seated); Dr Jan Akins and Mr. Tony Gross, Ames
Keywords: What -- Crater
|Earth View - NASA|
The image on the left shows the NIR (0.9-1.7 Â_m) Camera #2 image of Earth at a distance of 560,000 km. The inset shows the Earth face as seen by the LCROSS spacecraft. The image on the right shows water vapor as seen by GOES at a similar time as the LCROSS observation. Red letters indicate potential weather features common in both images.
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)
|AC94-0480-28 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
55% SHARC model in 40x80ft w.t. test-597 with Steve Craft, Lt. Col. Rick Perkins and
|AC95-0251-2 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Space Shuttle STS-71 (MIR-18) SLM-1, flight fixative bags flown onboard - Quail eggs
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- STS-71; What -- Russian Mir Space Station
|AC93-0230-25 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Ann Hutchinson (as subject), Dr. Joan Vernikos (R), Dee O'Hara (L), J. Evans and E. Lowe pose for pictures in the NASA Magazine aritcle "How it Feels to be a Human Test Subject" as they prepare for a bed rest study to simulate the efects of microgravity on the human body.
|Cops that Care - NASA|
A little girl gets ready to take her picture with Santa Claus at the Cops Care Cancer Foundation's 2008 Christmas Fantasy Flight event. The San Jose Police Department hangar at NASA Ames Research Center was transformed into the 'North Pole' for children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The children from San Francisco Bay Area hospitals were treated to a day of fun with their families complete with hands-on activities, food, drinks, music and Santa being flown in via police h...
Keywords: Cops that Care; What -- Cancer; Where -- San Jose; Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
|Lockheed P-80-A airplane. - NASA Ames Research Center|
Lockheed P-80-A airplane. Investigation of flying qualities. View of directional pitot tube mounted on horizontal stablizer of P-80A.
|A93-0511-7 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Harold Goldstein (R) and Dan Leiser (L) discuss bone implant development in the the Shuttle Tile Laboratory N-242. A spin-off of Ames research on both bone density in microgravity and on thermal protection foams is the bone-growth implant shown in 1993.
|A-16539 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Date: Sept 27 1951 NACA Photographer Ames Pilot George Cooper (l) and Ames Director Smith DeFrance discuss F-86 flight test
|AC82-0601 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Army Camouflaged XV-15 flying NOE (nap-of-the-earth) tests (ref# 024398_
Keywords: What -- Earth
|AC96-0195-21 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
NASA AMES HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) PLSS pack with Doug Smith at FMC test ground
|Testing for the Future - NASA|
Testing advanced designs for high-speed aircraft in 1948, an engineer makes final calibrations to a model mounted in the 6 x 6 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. NACA, NASA's predecessor organization the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, was established in March 1913 by Congress to ''supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight, with a view to their practical solutions.'' The Ames Aeronautical Laborat...
Keywords: Where -- Ames Research Center ARC; Where -- California
|LLNL Smoke Truck Test - NASA|
On Feb. 16, 2010 NASA Ames Research Center hosted a media event about truck tests that were done in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex. In this shot, the smoke shows how air flows around the truck. Photo Credit: NASA
Keywords: Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
Hughes F-11 flaps and gear retracted. Rear view.
Keywords: Hughes F-11
|AC-42062 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
SCAT (Supersonic Commercial Air Transport) 15F Wind Tunnel Test-332 in 40x80ft. W.T.
|AC93-0010-34 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
UH-60B (NASA-748) Blackhawk helicopter with MUX-Bucket in flight over Ames
Flight Research Building - North East Corner.
Keywords: Flight research building
|A83-0499-22 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photographer: Navy History of Cockpits: Airship Macon - Engine Control Station (1934 - 1935)
|A91-0261-33 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Date: April 1934 Photographer: NAS Moffett Field Blimp Synthetic Training of Navy personnel
|SOFIA - NASA|
SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, took off into the heavens for its first science flight earlier this week. Photo Credit: NASA / Tom Tschida Read more about the SOFIA mission
Keywords: What -- SOFIA
|AC79-0714 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photographer: Army Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flying Nap of the Earth in waterway of heavely wooded terrain.
Keywords: What -- Earth
|AC94-0021-19 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
IR CAMERA & ASSOCIATED ELECTRONICS. UH-60 (NASA-750) Blackhawk Rascal helicopter with investigator Shirley Worden
|AS14-66-9232 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
PHOTO BY APOLLO 14 CREW ASTRONAUT ALAN B. SHEPARD STANDING WITH AMERICAN FLAG ON LUNAR SURFACE
Keywords: What -- Apollo 14
|AAL-2494 - NASA Ames Research Center|
VULTEE, XP-54 3/4 Rear view of center section.
Army high speed bomber 2JGU nacelle project... Flaps retracted...3/4 Lower rear view.
Keywords: Army high speed bomber 2JGU nacelle project
|AC77-0376-8 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photograph by TRW Charlie Hall inspects the Pioneer Venus multiprobe at Hughes Aircraft Co. in Dec. 1976
Keywords: What -- Pioneer Venus; What -- Venus
|Captain Sully Visits Ames|
Captain Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III visited the Virtual Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field Calif. recently. Sully is best known for landing U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people on the aircraft. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Eric James
|Kepler Spacecraft Arrives - NASA|
In a clean room at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla., workers prepare to rotate NASA's Kepler spacecraft before it is uncovered and prepared for initial testing. A NASA Discovery mission, Kepler is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets...
Keywords: Kepler Spacecraft; What -- Discovery; What -- Earth; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
|ACD06-0179-003 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Ames holds a Media Day at the Hypervelocity Free Flight facility where Ames is conducting high-speed tests of small models of the agency's new Orion CEV to learn about stability during flight. The hypervelocity test facility uses a gun to shoot Orion models between 0.5 and l.5 inches (1.25 - 3.75 centimeters in diameter. The facility can conduct experiments with speeds up to 19,000 miles per hour (30,400 kilometers per hour) with John Bluck (Ames PAO) and Chuck Cornelison Ames Engineer
Keywords: What -- Orion
|Hangar One - NASA|
Crew of U.S.S. Macon inside Hangar One with Macon dirigible on June 6, 1934. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy
Keywords: Hangar One
|Hangar One - NASA|
U.S.S. Macon leaving south circle near Hangar One on March 21, 1933. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy
Keywords: Hangar One
|AC90-0590 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photograph by KSC Kennedy Space Center Firing room during launch of Space Shuttle Discovery Hubble Space Telescope deployment Mission STS-31 (The Shuttle can be seen through window) (ref: KSC-90PC-626)
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Discovery; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- STS-31; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
|Astronaut Family Call - NASA|
Being far from home can feel lonely at times, but on Aug. 21, Astronaut Timothy Kopra had the opportunity to talk with his sister, Lauri Kopra and her husband, Aaron Mashoian. The video downlink was provided by NASA's Ames Research Center. Kopra is the Expedition 20 flight engineer on the International Space Station and is scheduled to return with STS-128 in early September.
Keywords: What -- Opportunity; What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- STS-128; Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC)
|Hangar One - NASA|
Moffett Field, circa 1934, U.S. Naval Air Station, Sunnyvale, looking east. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy
Keywords: Hangar One
|G-597 (32-0-1E) - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Date: Oct 4, 1940 Construction of the 16ft (high speed) Wind Tunnel. Of the original tunnels planned for Ames the 16ft had perhaps the highest priority. Assigned this precedence because it was to have a higher spped than any other major wind tunnel in the NACA and would provide aerodynamic data at speeds at which future military airplanes were expected t fly. It operated at speeds up to 680 mph, about 0.9 of the speed of sound and 4 times the cross-sectional area of the Langley 8ft tunnel...
|AC75-1191 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t.
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
|Reeves Electronic Analog Computer - NASA|
Reeves Electronic Analog Computer (REAC), Ames' first electronic computing machine, was acquired in 1949 to perform control simulation analysis. Photo Credit: NASA
|Hughes XF-11 model - NASA Ames Research Center|
Hughes XP-11 model; rear view of image system.
|AC91-0164-12 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Dryden Fllight Reseach Facility, Edwards, California STA (Shuttle Training Aircraft, Gulf Stream II) flys chase as STS-41returns from it's mission to Deploy Ulysses Spacecraft... Discovery's main gear is about to touch down at Edwards Air Foce Base to end a four-day mission in space for it's five-man crew. The vehicle landed at 6:57 a.m. Onboard the spacecraft were Astronauts Richard N. Richards, Robert D Cabana, William M Sheperd, Bruce E...
Keywords: Who -- Richard N. Richards; What -- STS-4; What -- Ulysses; Where -- California
NASA's Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, in California’s Silicon Valley. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics selected Ames to be its second aeronautical research laboratory on Dec. 20, 1939. Ames became part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) when that agency was formed in 1958. This shot shows NASA Ames' Building 17, which houses the NASA Lunar Science Institute with Hangar One in background at sunrise on Dec...
|AC-41550 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photographer: Glen Weidlich & Lee Jones V/STOL Lift -cruise fan transport with Stan Dickenson in 40 x 80 ft. W. T.
|Cal Poly Amelia Model|
In January 2011, researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. tested a future aircraft concept model. The model, called AMELIA (Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics), has a 10-foot wing span and is 1/13th scale. It was tested in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex. AMELIA was designed as a 100-passenger regional cruise efficient, short takeoff and landing airliner...
|AC91-0165-5 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
STS-41 Discovery lifts off from Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center to begin a four-day mission in space for its five-man crew. Onboard the spacecraft were Astronauts Richard N. Richards, Robert D Cabana, William M Sheperd, Bruce E. Melnick and Thomas D. Akers. Lift off was at 7:47 a.m. EDT on oct 6, 1990. A feww hours after this photo was made, the crewmembers released the Ulysses spacecraft onits way to a long-awaited mission.
Keywords: Who -- Richard N. Richards; What -- STS-4; What -- Discovery; What -- Ulysses; Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
|AFST-37 - NASA/Ames Research Center|
Photographer: NACA photographer Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40x80ft Wind tunnel. - side view of entrance cone, blimp in background